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Man indicted in slaying of Kelley's Mens Shop employee

By Staff reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A grand jury has indicted a Kanawha County man for murder in the slaying of Sheila "Kathy" Goble, who was missing for two years before authorities found her remains buried in the man's backyard.

Charles Eugene March, 60, Goble's former co-worker at Kelley's Mens Shop in Charleston, faces charges of first-degree murder and concealment of a deceased human body.

Goble, 62, was last seen at the department store on April 24, 2010. After her remains were found this April, March allegedly told Kanawha County sheriff's deputies that he strangled her and buried her in his back yard, according to a criminal complaint filed in Kanawha County Magistrate Court.

In a separate case, John Edward Hudson was charged with first-degree murder and grand larceny for allegedly shooting and killing a Winifrede woman.

Hudson allegedly told deputies that he shot Michelle Gillispie, 27, with a pistol and left her home on Short Road in Winifrede Hollow without calling for help.

Before he left, Hudson, 38, stole Gillispie's car and several items from her house, according to police.

A longtime Kanawha County Metro 911 dispatcher was also indicted on sexual abuse charges Friday.

Joseph Coen Jr., 52, faces charges of sexual abuse by a parent, guardian, custodian and person in a position of trust and third-degree sexual abuse.

Authorities say Coen went into the bedroom of a 16-year-old girl and fondled her as she slept.

An indictment is not a finding of guilt; it just means that a grand jury believes enough evidence of a crime exists to warrant a jury trial.


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